Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mark C.

Overfired Gas Kiln Today

Recommended Posts

Excellent outcome!


I think lots of folks might be surprised to hear that porcelain can stand a lot of heat.  I always tended to think of the stuff as glass with bones, prone to warping, and vulnerable to collapse if overfired.  I use a porcelain formulated for Cone 8, but once when I took some pieces to a communal groundhog kiln wood firing, I was told that some parts of the kiln might reach 12-13.  I was reluctant to put my stuff in, for fear it would melt and ruin other people's work, but the potter who owned the kiln was not concerned at all.  And she was right.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

One last note about glazes that can run. I always have catcher foot in my forms which can save many a pot when the glaze does run. It decently paid off on this small kiln load.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.